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|May-18-08|| ||Method B: Nice example of a minority attack in the QGD by the great tactician Laszlo Szabo against Karl Palda in Vienna 1947. I believe the game was played during the Schlechter memorial.|
Szabó László vs. Karl Palda
1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d4 d5 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.cxd5 exd5 6.e3 Be7 7.Qc2 c6 8.Bd3 0-0 9.Nf3 Re8 10.0-0 Nf8 11.Rab1 Nh5 12.Bxe7 Rxe7
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The stage is set for <13.b4>.
13... Rc7 14.Rfc1 g6 15.b5 Ng7 16.bxc6 Rxc6 17.Rb5 Bf5 18.Ne5 Rc7 19.Rxd5 Qe7 20.Rb5 Rac8
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<21.Nd5!> The final shoot-out has begun.
21... Qxe5 22.Nxc7 Qxb5 23.Nxb5 Rxc2 24.Bxc2 a6 25.Nd6 1-0
|Dec-11-08|| ||cuppajoe: Hmm, his last game seems to be six years postmortem. It's not possible that game belongs to one of the other Laszlo Szabos is it?|
|Dec-11-08|| ||slomarko: maybe he raised from the grave to play it.|
|Feb-16-09|| ||schroedingers cat: is/was he related to istvan szabo?|
|Feb-16-09|| ||laskereshevsky: Wich one Istvan Szabo?!
This is a so common name in Hungary.... its like to relate to a certain Franz Schwarz in Germany,.. or a Pedro Sanchez in Spain,..
(Maybe are u reffering about the movies director?!...)
|Feb-17-09|| ||schroedingers cat: yupp the film director. Thanks for the explanation by the way.|
|Mar-19-09|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Szabo.|
|Mar-19-09|| ||kramputz: Game # 1724 was played by Zsolt Josef Szabo in 2004 and not Laszlo Szabo.
Laszlo Szabo died in 1998.|
|Mar-19-09|| ||fm avari viraf: May His Soul Rest In Peace In Heaven!|
|Mar-19-09|| ||eternaloptimist: He was a great player & was mentioned in the book "Warriors of the Mind" by GM Raymond Keene as being 1 of the 64 (for the 64 squares on a chessboard) best players of all time when that great book came out in 1989. It's definitely 1 of my favorite books of all time. He deserved to be in that book, but he used to make some HORRENDOUS blunders. GM Keene pointed that out in this book. The blunders that he made were definitely worse than your average GM blunders.|
|Mar-19-09|| ||WhiteRook48: he died in 1998 and he was still playing by 2004? That is one cool resurrection! :D|
|Mar-19-09|| ||ketchuplover: So there's hope for a Bobby Fischer comeback! Cool|
|May-03-09|| ||Domdaniel: Ehh, yes, it might be a good idea to fix that 2004 date in the header ...|
Meanwhile, check out Szabo's game with Lindner, 1937 -- a sacrificial extravaganza on which nobody had commented before.
It starts with an unnecessary rook sac which some might call a blunder -- there were a couple of easier ways to get an advantage. But then his opponent makes a harmless-looking slip, and Szabo lets rip. Exquisite.
Incidentally, before computers I don't think people knew that such things as 'average GM blunders' existed.
|Mar-19-10|| ||wordfunph: GM Laszlo Szabo disliked Samuel Reshevsky and was very upset with Reshevsky because of one of their games at Zurich 1953, where both players overlooked a mate in two. Szabo explained after the game, "One does not look for a mate in two against a grandmaster."|
happy birthday GM Szabo!
|Mar-19-10|| ||Petrosianic: I know the game you mean. Both sides overlooked that Reshevsky's g pawn was undefended because his f pawn was pinned. But that doesn't explain why Szabo should be mad at someone else for his own mistake. Generally you want your opponents to blunder.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||markwell: His bio on this site really should include the fact that he was Grandmaster.|
|Mar-07-11|| ||perfidious: <markwell> It goes without saying that any Candidate was a GM-that award is automatic, and how Fischer received his title-but I agree.|
|Mar-07-11|| ||Benzol: <markwell> <His bio on this site really should include the fact that he was Grandmaster.>|
It does now.
|Mar-19-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday laszlo...need a picture of him.|
|Mar-19-11|| ||waustad: There are 9 active players with FIDE ratings with this name. That could be a serious hashing problem if any of them were stronger.|
|Mar-19-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Szabo.|
|Mar-19-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Laszlo Szabo .|
|Mar-19-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Laszlo Szabo.|
|Mar-19-16|| ||luftforlife: Here's a shot of László Szabó taken by Ron Kroon at the Hoogovens, Beverwijk, The Netherlands, January 12, 1966:|
Shades of Clark Kent. All he needs now is a telephone booth . . . .
|Sep-18-16|| ||zanzibar: Another Benko follow-up to
Laszlo Szabo (kibitz #18)
<Eventually life regained a semblance of normality and Benko’s chess career progressed. However, it was nearly nipped in the bud in 1952, when an ill-conceived attempt to defect in Berlin led to his arrest:
“Back in Hungary, I was accused of being an American spy. An almost non-stop, three-week interrogation began that was designed to break me down mentally ...
I was dragged out of my cell and taken to a concentration camp — once they got the information they wanted (which in my case was nothing), they would just lock you up and forget about you completely ...
The one person who did know that I was locked away was Grandmaster Szabo. He was the political editor of the top Hungarian chess magazine. The first page had nothing about chess on it at all, just political ravings about the wonders of communism. This mean-spirited person had no interest in helping me out; in fact, he was happy about my being arrested!
... one moment a national chess hero, the next a broken creature relegated to an existence of perpetual night ... I had been living like a diseased troll for a year and a half when a miracle occurred: Stalin died.” (pp. 68-70)>
From a review of "Pal Benko: My Life, Games and Compositions, (hard cover edition)"
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